By Kent Leithold
It has been since last year that singer songwriter/pianist Spencer Day was seen taking up a once-a-month residency at Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club off the 405 in Seal Beach. This award winning restaurant and entertainment lounge which boasts having one of the top venues in the nation. I must admit it does attract some of the biggest entertainers in the world of jazz and beyond & is just over an hour North in the big OC. Spencer is back and so is the buzz in the room.
From Spencer’s performance late last month through December, he will be delighting audiences once a month with his smart lyrics, incredibly beautiful arrangements, sparkling wit, storytelling, piano playing and that “oh so smooth” baritone voice that is so unforgettable (yes, it is that good). For the show in August, Spencer had asked his fans what songs they would like to hear. He created a two set show that was composed of fan favorites and last minute requests. We were delighted to be treated, among others, to a song performed entirely in Spanish (He spends a lot of time volunteering and performing in Mexico), a few covers and then his great original compositions. My request, was from his 2014 album Daybreak, titled “Don’t Let Me In” – an original pop heartbreaker. One can certainly enjoy his music listening to his CD’s or hearing him on the radio – including his new release Angel City, but you must see Spencer Day perform. He performs with such honesty, heart & passion. I love to see how he can always put a new twist on favorites – yet remain faithful to his original compositions while engaging the audience with every lyric & phrase. When you see his name on a marquee or advertisement for an upcoming show, do yourself, your better half, a friend or a lover a favor and see him perform LIVE. You will not be disappointed. Let your self be completely charmed and surrender to the spell that Mr. Day casts over his audiences. You will be glad you did. www.spencerday.com